Saturday, December 31, 2022

2022 Year-in-Review

It's hard to believe that the year is coming to an end. If time flies when you are having fun, then I must have really been enjoying this year.

And I did!

This year was filled with wonderful experiences, time spent with family and friends, lots of travel, and many, many trainings, videos, and posts.

As a way to wrap up the year, I decided to pull together some of the stats and highlights from 2022 including:

✍️ Top Blog Posts
▶️ YouTube Views
🐦 Top Tweets
✈️ Travel Destinations
📰 Newsletter Growth
📧 Email Discussion Group
🎬 Bonus: Favorite Movies

These are not just numbers however. They are representations of people who have gone on this learning journey with me, folks who have connected in person or virtually, and ultimately educators and students who have been impacted and have impacted me.

Thanks so much for learning with me, and I am looking forward to learning more with you in 2023!

✍️ Top Blog Posts

This year I shared more posts here on my "Control Alt Achieve" blog than I ever have before in a single year!
  • Number of new posts in 2022 = 112 posts
  • Number of visits to the site in 2022 = 1.8 million

Top 10 new posts from 2022:

▶️ YouTube Views

I shared lots of videos on my YouTube channel this year:
  • Current subscribers = 45,775
  • Number of new videos in 2022 = 57
  • Number of views in 2022 = 560K
  • Most popular new video of 2022 - Checklists in Google Docs with and without Strikethrough - YouTube link

If you haven't already:

🐦 Top Tweets

I share lots of EdTech resources on Twitter at
  • Current followers = 70K
  • Tweets in 2022 = 2,360

In 2022 my most popular Tweets by month were:

✈️ Travel Destinations

I had the privilege of providing hundreds of hours of professional development this year, with sessions in person and virtual. In addition to the trainings I did in my own state of Ohio, I traveled to 17 other states in 2022 to give keynotes and professional development sessions for schools and conferences.

The states I travel to included:
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin

If you would like to work with me at your school or conference in 2023, check out my PD catalog with over 60 sessions to choose from here

📰 Newsletter Growth

I send out an email newsletter several times a month to share new posts and videos, as well as helpful resources I have come across. Over 2022 the newsletter grew in subscribers and frequency of issues.
  • Current subscribers = 9,600
  • Newsletters sent out in 2022 = 23 newsletters

You can subscribe to my newsletter at

📧 New Email Discussion Group

Something new I started in November was a "Control Alt Achieve" Google Group for email discussions. This is a great way to connect with other educators, share ideas, and ask questions.

We already have over 500 members. If you would like to join, you can get all the details at

🎬 Bonus: Favorite Movies

And just so this isn't only about educational technology, I wanted to share my favorite movies from 2022. I actually did not get a chance to see a lot of movies this year, so this list may change if I get a chance to catch up on some I missed. Nevertheless, at the moment my favorite movies of 2022 were:
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • The Northman
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • The Batman
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

🏁 Conclusion

Thanks again to everyone who connected with me in any way this year. I appreciate the encouraging words, the great ideas, the questions, the comments, and the opportunity to learn alongside of you!

Post by Eric Curts
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